Rama IX Art Museum
Commemorative Banknote on   The Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s
Commemorative Banknote on   The Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s

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To celebrate the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 6th cycle birthday anniversary
12th August 2004, and to honour Her Majesty’s kindness in dedicating not only her physical and mental
energy but also her personal funds for the well-being of the nation and her people, the Bank of Thailand
takes this opportunity to issue the 100-bath commemorative banknote to express highest gratitude
to our Queen. The proceeds, after reduction of face value and cost, will be presented to Her Majesty
for her royal cause.
Throughout the 54 years as the Queen, Her Majesty has been at the King’s side to perform
royal duties, constantly providing moral support and tirelessly sharing all the royal responsibility.
Many royal projects were launched by Her Majesty to relieve hardship of the people as well as to
improve their standard of living. Under Her Majesty’s royal patronage and chairmanship, Foundation
for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques, or SUPPORT, was founded.
Many SUPPORT project centres were also set up throughout the country to provide training in artworks
and handicrafts such as nielloware, gold and silver handicrafts, ‘yan lipao’ basketry, and cloth-weaving
namely Silk, Chok and Phrae Wa. Moreover, Her Majesty also pays special attention to the quality
of SUPPORT products and often gives advice and encouragement for product improvement. Taking
the lead in using SUPPORT products, Her Majestys also promotes the SUPPORT handicrafts both
at home and abroad, thus helping to supplement farmers’ basic income as well as preserving the
Thai cultural heritage.
Another major royal duty is preservation and development of natural resources and environment.
Her Majesty initiated many projects such as the “Forest-Loves-Water” Project and the “Little House
in the Big Forest” Project to rehabilitate deteriorated forests and conserve wild animals as well as to
provide land and occupations for impoverished farmers. Other royal projects include the setting up of
research stations for breeding wild animals and marine turtles of various species.
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